Unesco Theme Trail: Alpiglen - Boneren - Gletscherschlucht No. 25 & U4

Short facts

  • start: Alpiglen
  • destination: Gletscherschlucht
  • medium
  • 6,68 km
  • 2 hours 50 minutes
  • 190 m
  • 1772 m
  • 1014 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

Beautiful path back to Grindelwald

The UNESCO theme trails are digitally accessible via smarTrails (only in german). All you need is this link and an internet-enabled smartphone. Alternatively, you can also book guided tours here

The hike starts at Alpiglen station. Follow the path in the direction of the Eiger Trail and then turn left towards the Gletscherschlucht gorge. The view from the top affords a beautiful view of Grindelwald and the opposite mountain range with the Schwarzhorn and Faulhorn. The trail then leads back through the forest to the glacier gorge.

General information


Aliglen - Boneren - Gletscherschlucht

Safety Guidelines


  • hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover
  • comfortable and sturdy footwear
  • adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
  • sun and rain protection
  • snacks and drinking water
  • first aid kit
  • penknife
  • mobile phone
  • if necesessary: telescope sticks, headlight, maps
Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.


Grindelwald has public car parks with covered parking spaces: Eiger+ car park (252 parking spaces) and Sportzentrum car park (160 parking spaces). They cannot be reserved in advance. Uncovered parking spaces are available everywhere in the village.

Public transit

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Additional Information


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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